According to recently released Key Performance Indicators (KPI) survey results, Fanshawe College students and graduates surpass provincial averages in satisfaction, graduation and success finding jobs. The College's graduate employment rate of 87.6 per cent ranks second among large colleges in Ontario and exceeds the provincial average by two per cent.
In other key findings, Fanshawe provides an exceptional experience for its students, with a student satisfaction rate of 75.5 per cent, well above the province-wide 73.4 per cent average.
"We are very proud of this year's KPI results," says Fanshawe President Peter Devlin. "These important survey results indicate Fanshawe is an education and training leader in Ontario."
The annual KPI survey is an important resource used by potential students as they look to make informed choices about where they wish to study. It also allows colleges to gauge their success and identify opportunities for improvement.
Key findings from the past year's results included:
- When surveyed six months after graduation, 80.2 per cent of Fanshawe alumni report being pleased with their college education – a number that has increased since last year, leads among large colleges and is above the provincial average.
- Fanshawe's overall graduation rate of 68.8 per cent is two per cent above the provincial average of 66.8 per cent and ranks first among large colleges in the province. Rates for one-, two- and three-year programs far surpass the provincial graduation rates, with Fanshawe's rates for one- and three-year programs also ranked #1 among large colleges.
- Employer satisfaction was also above the provincial average, with 94.2 per cent of employers reporting satisfaction with the skills and contributions of Fanshawe graduates who work for them, up 3.6 per cent from the previous year.
"While the results clearly show we're doing a great job, we also continue to look for ways to improve," continued Devlin. "We remain committed to providing leading-edge programs and services and preparing graduates for careers that meet the needs of employers."
About the survey
Annually since 1998, provincial KPI data has been gathered for Ontario colleges and for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities using the following key performance indicators: graduate outcomes (employment); graduate satisfaction; employer satisfaction; student satisfaction; and graduation rate. The most recent data was collected from June 2017 to March 2018.